Rumelia Estate – a winery located in the upper Thracian plains
Rumelia Estate is situated on the Upper Thracian Plains, part of the historical and geographical area of Thracia, the cradle of wine manufacturing. This area is known for its white and red grapes, while the red grape varietals are most dominant and better renowned. The vineyards of Rumelia can be found on the hilly terrains of the Sredna Gora, Rhodope Mountains, and Sakar where the terroir is ideal for the production of grape varietals.
The winery produces around 400,000 bottles per annum
The wines are made with winemaking traditions of the past along with modern equipment and technology.
The Rumelia winery was built in 2006 in a town called Panaguriste on the Thracian plains. The wines that are produced on the estate are made using the winemaking traditions of the past along with modern equipment and technology to create a unique winemaking style that shows in the characteristics of the wine produced. The cellar in which the wines are produced has a production area, an underground barrel cellar, a bottling line, a laboratory, and a testing area which creates a welcoming and cozy environment for guests to experience wine manufacturing.
Some of the grown varieties are Rumelia are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mavrud.
The grapes that are processed are only of the highest quality and the cellar produces 500-600 tons of grapes annually which amounts to a total of 400-500 thousand bottles per year. The barrels in which the grapes are matured are made of French, American and Bulgarian Oak with a capacity of 1000 barriques. The most common varieties of wine produced at Rumelia are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mavrud.